Fulfill the Promise

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Sixty years ago, on May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Educationoverthrew the Jim Crow ideology of "separate but equal." The unanimous decision not only outlawed school segregation policies, but also invigorated the Civil Rights Movement's quest to end Jim Crow laws affecting everything from lunch counters to buses to voting rights.

Today, a new Jim Crow fosters both racial and economic inequities; segregation undermines the common good throughout our metropolitan area. In education, the Milwaukee region has ignoredBrown's proclamation that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

On the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision, Schools and Communities United will begin the work to reignite this movement.

 

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unity Parade: 10 a.m.
Marches from Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 
on 14th & Vliet St. (Google map)

"Fulfill the Promise" program: 11 a.m. 
with keynote by Donna Brazile

Milwaukee High School of the Arts
2300 W. Highland Blvd. (Google Map)

Working lunch and organizing session: 12:30 p.m.

Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Please bring a team of parents, educators, & community members from your school or organization. Elected officials and community leaders will join us for a planning session and call to action.

Make your voice heard. For more information or to register, visit our website aclu-wi.org

WHEN
May 15, 2014 at 10am - 2pm
WHERE
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
1531 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Chris Ahmuty ·
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